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Mandatory minimum sentencing in the federal prison system is failing, leading Republicans claim as they look for solutions in red states that have passed laws to reduce prison populations and cut prison costs.
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Senators have reached an agreement on a deal to revive expired unemployment insurance benefits to approximately 1.3 million jobless Americans, a Senate Democratic leadership aide told Business Insider.
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U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and other Senate Republicans discuss their concerns about the political fight over legislation to restore benefits to long-term jobless workers, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
As water utilities combat massive growths of toxic blue-green algae festering in water sources, the Senate is trying to lend a hand.
House subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio presides over the subcommittee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 6, 2014.
A bipartisan group of senators says they have reached a compromise extending jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed for five months.
Senators have reached a bipartisan deal to extend unemployment benefits, over two months after Congress let the program lapse after Christmas.
A group of senators has reportedly worked out a deal to get the last vote needed to break a Republican filibuster and extend emergency unemployment aid: The emerging deal would retroactively restore for five months long-term unemployment benefits that expired in December.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough will be included on a GOP presidential survey that will be conducted in New Hampshire this weekend.
Jobs, opportunity, growth, and equality: It's a tall order. Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Jason Furman will share the White House take on how to fill that order.
The House of Representatives and the Senate released separate energy efficiency bills to ostensibly save families, businesses, and government money and reduce energy consumption.
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman will tour two of Lucas County's larger employers on Friday - the General Motors Toledo Transmission plant on Alexis Road in West Toledo and the Ohio Air National Guard 180th Fighter Wing base in Swanton.
So they have joined colleagues in trying to stop the European Union from a trade action that could restrict American cheese makers from using names associated with European cheese-making regions, such as Asiago, Muenster, Parmesan, Provolone and Romano.
A trade battle is ripening between the U.S. and Europe over cheese names. As part of trade talks, the EU wants to ban the use of names associated with Europe - like Parmesan, Gorgonzola and feta - on cheese products made in the U.S. Ohio dairy farmers applauded Buckeye Sens. Portman and Brown for looking out for the interests of dairy farmers and ... (more)
Take President Barack Obama's most recent State of the Union address, in which he said that during the past four years, "average wages have barely budged."
This Sunday, we started the day with a time change, as we "sprang forward" by an hour, but for nearly 2 million long-term unemployed workers, time continues to stand still as they wait for Congress to reinstate emergency unemployment benefits .